Word of the Week

Pithy
as in: “As [Gertrude] Stein observed in a pithy anticipation of Chomskian linguistics, ‘Everybody said the same thing over and over again with infinite variations but over and over again.’ What Stein wanted to do was see the source of this sameness, to cut words until their structure showed through” (Lehrer, 2007, p. 163).

Lehrer, J. (2007). Proust was a neuroscientist. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Explore definitions at the library’s E-Ready Reference Resources site using the Dictionaries listed:
http://www1.emmanuel.edu/library/subsplus/subjects/display_eref.php?subject=ER_ereference#58

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